First Take

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - By Steven Wi­tucki, copy ed­i­tor

I’ll never for­get the day I looked up and saw beau­ti­ful hot air bal­loons float­ing over Yuma. I had for­got­ten that the bal­loon fes­ti­val was back.

Life gets busy, and the Colorado River Cross­ing Bal­loon Fes­ti­val is some­thing I haven’t of­fi­cially been to yet. But next week­end could be my chance.

If you can’t make it to the bal­loon glow event next Sat­ur­day, you might be able to watch the bal­loons make their morn­ing as­cent.

Just be sure to bring a non-per­ish­able food item for ad­mis­sion. The bal­loons are of­fi­cially sched­uled to go up at West Wet­lands Park next Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, Nov. 17 and 18, at sun­rise.

Sun­rise? But I work nights! I usu­ally have to sleep through the sun­rise. If I don’t wake up early enough, there’s a chance I’ll miss the fes­ti­val again.

What a dilemma. Who will arise first, me or the bal­loons?

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